Monday, October 17, 2016

The Sunday Post #30


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
It's a chance to share news - a post to recap the past week on your blog, 
showcase books and things we have received, and share news about what is
coming up on your blog in the week ahead. You can find the info here:

Yes, I'm aware that's it's Monday. What can I say... the weekend got away from me. Work with me, people. :)

Good week on this end - how was yours? It was a good week at the office and the weekend was fun. On Saturday I met sister #1 for a belated birthday lunch (her birthday was October 4) at Bahama Breeze and we had such a great time. Sadly, sister #2 was at home recuperating from oral surgery (feel better, Terri!) but we managed to eat her share of key lime pie so it was all good. 



Monday, October 10: Monday was my stop on the blog tour for The Time Traveler's Christmas by Amy Jarecki. This is the third book in Jarecki's Guardian of Scotland series but was easy to read as a stand alone. I used to read a fair amount of time travel romance and this one was a good reminder of why I enjoy the genre.

Tuesday, October 11: I rarely participate in promo posts so close together because I'm pretty choosy about what I sign up to promote. But it worked out that there were two in a row this week. On Tuesday I took part in the cover reveal for Your Inescapable Love by Layla Hagen. I love the sound of this contemporary romance and I'm interested in picking up the whole series.


Thursday, October 13: I shared a Throwback Thursday review of The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith. As much as I love YA contemporary I've come to learn that I just don't really click with Smith's stories. I've read three of her novels so I've given them a fair try. I have much better luck with Kasie West and Miranda Kenneally. 

 

  
For some reason I've found little time to read this past week so I'm still reading ACOMAF (loving it!) and listening to Furiously Happy. 

Current
A Court of Mist and Fury - Sarah J. Maas
Furiously Happy (Audio) - Jenny Lawson


KINDLE BOOKS:

A Court of Mist and Fury - Sarah J. Maas
Because owning only the hardcover just isn't good enough.

ARCS FOR REVIEW:

Welcome Home for Christmas - Annie Rains
Addicted to You - Renita Pizzitola
Your Inescapable Love - Layla Hagen




How was your week? Any new books? Any news to share? 
You know I want to hear about it! :)

19 comments:

  1. Happy belated to your bday! Key lime pie sounds fantastic right about now.

    I can't wait to hear your thoughts on ACOMAF!

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    1. Thanks Amber! I got to about the 90% mark of ACOMAF last night and had to stop reading. It was too intense and I couldn't take it right before bed. LOL I hope to finish it today.

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  2. Happy belated to your bday! Key lime pie sounds fantastic right about now.

    I can't wait to hear your thoughts on ACOMAF!

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  3. Ah yes, time does just disappear doesn't it?! I hope you enjoy Furiously Happy. I don't read much non-fiction but very much enjoyed that.

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    1. Thanks Deborah. I very rarely pick up non-fic, either, but a friend kept recommending Furiously Happy to me so I decided to give it a try. Jenny Lawson is hilarious.

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  4. Yay for a good week!!! I need to read ACOTAR still. I should get on that huh??? I hope you are loving Furiously Happy. I LOVE that book. Have a great week!!

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    1. Oh yeah, you definitely need to read ACOTAR. It was one of my surprise favorites from last year. I just finished ACOMAF last night and was stunned at how good it was. Phenomenal. I'm listening to Furiously Happy in little bits and pieces and really enjoying it. I think my husband likes it even more then me. LOL Jenny Lawson is a riot.

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  5. I would consider myself a HUGE harry potter fan. And yet, I have NEVER seen that picture of the actor who plays Voldemort! I. Am. Dying. HELLO GORGEOUS!:)
    I'm laughing at work as I type this lol!
    I'm glad you had a good weekend with your sister Tanya! Also, I am giggling that you now own an e-version and physical copy of ACOMAF.
    Emily @ www.rabbitholereviews.com

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    1. Is he not beautiful?! His name is Ralph (pronounced Rafe) Fiennes. And I could look at that picture all day. LOL

      Ha, I do that all the time. Especially with big books. I want the physical copy but then it's too big to cart around or I don't want it to get messed up so I'll download the e-version and read from that. Publishers must adore me for buying multiple copies. Hee hee.

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  6. What wonderful sisters you and sister #1 are to have key lime pie for sister #2. ;) You have my permission to have key lime pie for me anytime. Man do I love key lime pie! :) I get how some weeks provide less time for reading than others. I'm having one of those weeks and it's only Tuesday. LOL
    I hope your week is going well so far, Tanya. Happy reading!

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    1. LOL We truly are awesome sisters... taking care of her that way. :) Next time I have key lime pie I'll have some for you, too. Bahaha!

      Hope we both find more time for reading this week!

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  7. HAH, love the Lord Voldemort. It's true - he's a cutie. ;)

    Glad you had a nice week. I just got a copy of Furiously Happy this past weekend as I was able to meet Jenny Lawson and get it signed. She's too nice.

    -Lauren

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    1. That is so great that you were able to meet Jenny and get your book signed! I'm loving listening to Furiously Happy and the fact the she narrates it herself. I'd love to be able to sit down and talk to her. Her mind works in the most fascinating way. :)

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  8. I want to buy ACOTAR so badly! The PB was $6 and I didn't get it and now it's $9! Gah! I'll be getting it though. I really want to read it.
    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

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    1. Oh no! Don't you hate missing out on such a great deal? Fingers crossed that the price will go back down.

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  9. I still have to read ACOMAF. I think I'm going to start that one soon. I have a ton of review to get through so we shall see!

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    1. Putting review books ahead of what sounds really interesting/exciting... adulting at its finest. LOL

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  10. I don't click with Smith's stories either so I am happy to know I am not the only one! I've tried two or three of her books and they have all not worked for me and in a big way!

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    1. Nice to hear that it's not just me. Her books are just so squeaky clean with characters who are so juvenile. I get that they're teenagers but her books usually read like something a starry-eyed middle-grader would love. I spend a lot of time rolling my eyes. LOL

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